Cantonese Street Food: How To Make Veg Dim Sums At Home?

Dim Sum Yue or Cantonese Cuisine: Isn't there something about hot, succulent and spicy dim sums? Ever wondered what's in them that gets us every time? A mixture of vegetables served with a hot sauce and bundled up in a pack can stimulate your taste buds! I guess that is the correct summation of dim sums. Do you know dim sums have been known by different names throughout the world? Now, it has graduated to a delicacy, and earlier, it was just a staple Cantonese street food. Do you know that dim sum traces its history to China? Cantonese cuisine originated from the home of the Cantonese people, i.e. Guangdong (southern region of China). They were served explicitly to the royals. According to experts, this recipe originated in the North of China almost 2500 years ago. Eventually, it became a part of the tradition called drinking tea or "yum cha" and served as a snack in the tea houses. There is no dearth of options, owing to the number of versions available out there. 

How To Make Vegetarian Dim Sum At Home? 

Ingredients For Veg Dim Sums

  • 150 gm chopped onion, cabbage and minutely chopped button mushrooms 
  • 50 grams chopped carrots, capsicum and corn cobs 
  • 1/2 tbsp chilli flakes and black pepper 

  • 1 tsp chopped garlic and vinegar 
  • Salt to taste or 1 tbsp salt 
  • A bunch of coriander leaves 
  • 3 cups of flour 

Veg Dim Sums Cooking Method

  1. Use water for kneading the salt and flour 
  2. Is your dough ready? Once it is set for dumplings, divide it into small portions 
  3. Fry all veggies together in a pan and prepare them for stuffing 
  4. Now add a bunch of coriander leaves and fill each dumpling neatly 
  5. Are your dumplings ready? Once they are, steam them in small batches 
  6. Serve them warm and fresh with whichever sauce you want.